Motorcycle and Pickup Truck Collide on 80 Freeway in San Francisco, Complaint of Pain Reported
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 18, 2019) – A motorcyclist was hurt following a traffic collision Monday morning on 80 Freeway in San Francisco.
The collision happened around 11:31 a.m. along the eastbound lanes of 80 Freeway near the Treasure Island off-ramp.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a motorcycle rider was hit by a red pickup truck, sending the victim down on the roadway.
Fire crews along with paramedics responded to the scene and located the rider lying on the second lane of the freeway, complaining of lower back pain. The patient was then transported to a hospital for proper treatment and further evaluation.
A SigAlert was issued in the area, blocking the first, second and third lanes while evidence from the scene was collected and photographed. All lanes were re-opened roughly around 12:09 p.m.
No information was provided if the pickup truck’s driver remained or fled after the crash. It is also unknown whether any charges were filed and liability has not yet been determined.
The incident remains under investigation.
Due to the high chance of injury or death in an accident, extreme caution should be taken whenever you drive on California freeways. Watch out for motorcycle riders especially when driving through intersections, parking lots, school zones, and neighborhoods. Approach these areas with caution and limit all distractions in order to respond effectively when necessary.
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